1We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. 2For if the message spoken by angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment, 3how shall we escape if we ignore such a great salvation? This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him (Heb. 2:1-3; NIV)

Salvation through Jesus Christ is a priceless possession.  God in His mercy has provided us the free gift of eternal life through His only begotten Son Jesus Christ, without which we will all be lost forever without any hope. Eph 2:8,9 says, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—  not by works, so that no one can boast.”  Salvation and eternal life are free, but it is not cheap.  The incomparable Savior has paid an incomprehensible price for that great salvation.

Heb. 2:1-3 is a warning to all who heard the gospel.  “We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. . . . how shall we escape if we ignore such a great salvation?”  We must carefully navigate our life through the sea of life paying careful attention to the teachings of God’s Word, so that our boat may not drift away into danger.  The people of old who heard the message spoken by the angels, when they disobeyed, received just punishment for their disregard for the Word.  The NT teaches that we have a greater responsibility to pay more careful attention to the Word, because “how shall we escape if we ignore such a great salvation?”

We don’t have to despair hearing this warning.  We have the best help available to us.  The Author of our salvation is sitting at the right hand of God The Father in heaven. He is interceding for us and ready to forgive us all sins when we genuinely repent and confess our sins to Him (1 John 2:1,2; 1:9).  As our heavenly High Priest, He is fully aware of all our weaknesses (Heb. 4:14-16).  He will give us the power of His Holy Spirit if we sincerely ask Him (Luke 11:13).   That is the power we need to overcome our sins and weaknesses (Gal. 5:16; Phi. 4:13).  And the Holy Spirit will guide us through the truth of God’s Word (John 16:13).  That is how we continue our journey through the perilous waters where sin and Satan can knock us off course.

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith.  He alone is the captain of our salvation.

Are you in a state of spiritual turmoil? How’s is your eternal life?

If you need spiritual help or prayer feel free to contact me.

– Pastor Jose Abraham

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